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Beyond Sydney and further up the East coast

Woolgoolga, Brisbane, and Hervey Bay

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Hi all

It's been a fairly calm couple of weeks after leaving Sydney but getting the chance to see a lot of rural Australia, and how things are like over here.

I arranged to meet up with Alan, a friend I met on the Mexican Tour who lives in a small town called Woolgoolga which is located between Sydney and Brisbane.

Managed to meet up and he kindly offered to let me stay as long as I wanted.

I got the chance to drive his 4x4 Jeep for a couple of days as we saw all the sights and met up with a lot of locals which was great for me to meet such nice Australian people - I even had a go in helping to fix a computer or two which was the least I could do.

5 days later I caught an early bus and made my way into Brisbane for a couple of nights stay in the outskirts of the city which although is nice was not as interesting as Sydney.

My next move was a visit to Hervey Bay which is again further north and home to the famous Frazer Island just offshore which is the worlds biggest Sand Island!

A day tour got me a Ferry ride to and from the Island, a tour around in a 4x4 with a guide to some of the main spots on the island (the Maheno shipwreck anyone...) a plane ride over the island to witness the beauty and just how huge it actually is, and many a dip into the natural pools and spa's that are dotted all over the place - Excellent!!!

Now planning my next moves as I write this, off to a town called 1770 tomorrow which is apparently a hidden gem of a village that is rapidly gaining popularity and my not be so hidden for much longer, before moving southwards back to Brisbane with a stop or two along to way.

Posted by lee2007 16:55 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

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Hi Lee Sorry we missed your New Zealand Blog but have
spent a week in Tenerife ( I know not exactly exotic!) So whats the Magic Bus all about ? Sounds like a '60's song that your Dad would have sung!! Keep well Dave and Sue xxx

by DavenSue

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